SAVE THE DATE - Alumni Gym Open House - 12/5 & 12/6
Friday, December 5th from 12 PM - 8 PM and Saturday, December 6th from 9 AM – 2 PM. Work out in Zimmerman Fitness Center, try out a select FLIP fitness class, talk to Personal Trainers, participate in free fitness clinics or take a guided tour of Zimmerman Fitness Center. Plus, enter to win exciting prizes! Stay tuned for more details.
FREE Health Screenings - 12/4 & 12/11
Don't miss a chance to get your blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, Body Mass Index, and waist circumference checked at an upcoming biometric screening event. Open to all employees even if you've been screened in previous years. A limited number of appointments remain available at '53 Commons (12/4) & DHMC (12/11). Receive a free reusable lunch bag for participating (if you haven't already). Register for your 15-minute appointment here.
Stay Connected with Wellness at Dartmouth - like us on Facebook!
Wellness at Dartmouth is on Facebook! Like us to connect to events, programs, resources, healthy tips, recipes, and more! Even if you don't have a Facebook page, you can still view our page and see our postings. Please note, Wellness at Dartmouth will be taking a break from posting regularly on Facebook until after the new year. Stay tuned for new health and wellness tips and healthy recipes to help you make the most of 2015!
Thank you to all who participated in the FUEL IT six-week physical activity and nutrition challenge.
While being active, it's important to fuel your body with the nutrients it needs from fresh fruits and vegetables...and, it's even easier to do this during the summer! Individuals earned points by logging their activity and tracking the number of daily servings of fruits and vegetables they consumed. The goal each day was to log an average of 8,000 steps or more and to consume 5 servings or more of fruits and vegetables. Fun prizes were awarded throughout the challenge, plus all participants who met the final milestone received a reusable grocery tote bag!
The goal each day is to eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables. See the below picture for a nice visual of 5 servings! To learn more about how much 1 serving is – check out the quick FUEL IT Minute video here.
5 servings of fruits & vegetables =
- 1 pear
- 1 cup grapes (~half of a sandwich sized bag)
- 2 cups cut vegetables (~3/4 of a sandwich sized bag)
- 1 small can of low-sodium V8 juice
For more details on servings sizes, click here.
Last Updated: 10/6/14